Thursday, October 14, 2010

Attend STS/HPS events via online live stream with Situating Science

Greetings from Situating Science,

Please disseminate the following live stream and event information for STS/HPS events. You can reach me, Emily, at 422-1271x200 or, , and our Facebook Group “Situating Science” for more information.

Future Live Streams and Live Question Submissions for STS/HPS events:

1. This weekend: Oct 15th-16th The Individual in Science and Philosophy Atlantic Region Philosophers Association (ARPA) conference at University of King’s College with Keynote lecture by Robert Wilson (University of Alberta) “Mind Spread: The extended mind thesis in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and philosophy of biology" Oct. 15 5:30pm ADT (4:30pm Montreal, 2:30pm Edmonton, etc.) Alumni Hall, University of King’s College. Press Release and more here.

2. Tuesday Oct. 26th 7pm ADT (6pm Montreal, 4pm Edmonton, etc.)

Philip Sloan (University of Notre Dame), Science, Philosophy, and Race: The Shaping of the Race Concept in the Late Enlightenment. Part of the Race Lecture Series at Alumni Hall, University of King’s College. More here.

3. Nov. 9th 7pm ADT (6pm Montreal,4pm Edmonton, etc) The launch of Science and its Publics lecture series! See below and poster link.

For Immediate Release

Science and its Publics: Lost in Translation

A moderated panel discussion exploring media translation of science knowledge to the public

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Alumni Hall,
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax

Renowned science broadcaster Jay Ingram headlines the Atlantic launch of The Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC). Ingram, who is a member of the Order of Canada for his lifetime service and contribution to the communication of science, will be joined by a panel of experts in a discussion about the translation of science in the public sphere. The event aims to stimulate the conversation about how, what, when and where we receive and understand knowledge of science.

This presentation is also the launch of a multi-part national series on Science and its Publics created by the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster, ( and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, (

The panel:
· Jay Ingram, host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet, author and science broadcaster
· Dr. David Secko, Department of Journalism, Concordia University
· Dr. Mary-Ann White, University Research Professor, Chemistry and Physics, Dalhousie University
· Pauline Dakin, award-winning CBC National Health and Medical Reporter

The Science Media Centre of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that exists to raise the level of public discourse on science in Canada by helping journalists access the experts and evidence-based research they need to cover science in the news. (

Free admission with a reception to follow.

This event is supported by the generosity of Genome Atlantic; Halifax Global Inc.; novaknowledge; Quantum Communications; Dalhousie University; and the School of Journalism, University of King's College.


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